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Old 07-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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mercerized vs. egyptian
Can anyone tell me the difference between mercerized and egyptian cotton? Do they knit/drap/wear differently?
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Mercerized cotton refers to a chemical process that strengthens the fibers and can technically be done to any type of cotton fiber. Itís like superwash wool; the treatment process doesnít change the original quality, or lack of quality, of the fibers. Just alters them slightly.
So I would say if the Egyptian cotton has been mercerized, then there is no difference between the two.
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thanks for finding that info for me!
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